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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Is that alertable?
1NT-4 Gerber wasn't the problem. The problem was 1-3-4, which you alerted if you wanted 4 to be ace-showing and didn't alert if you wanted it to be a control bid. This precursor of Last Train had considerable popularity some years ago, and ...
Trivia quiz: how high (or low) will you go?
As to the other 3 10s, aren't you a reasonably close acquaintance of one?
Is that alertable?
The non-alerting of calls above 3NT was mainly introduced to prevent the use of optional Gerber (but the general principle was sound enough in that it was considered such alerts helped the bidding side greatly and their opponents not much). Where it hinders the opponents is where they have different ...
Is that alertable?
The basic fundamental idea is to follow the Laws. Where the regulations are in conflict with the Laws you must follow the latter. Optionally, you may vilify the former until the nitwits who made them change them. A regulation that permits you to conceal information from opponents who might need ...
Is that alertable?
Depends on jurisdiction. Where foolish regulations are in force people will be told things they need to know long after they need to know them. Where wise regulations are in force (or people have the good sense to ignore foolish ones) tempestive information will be given.
Is that alertable?
Whatever you do may be contrary to regulation. But telling the opponents what you play is never wrong, while not telling them always is.
Is that alertable?
You might need to alert the opponents before they bid spades, thinking that responder can't have four. For the fourteen thousand four hundred and forty fourth time, tell 'em what you play.
Is this the worst change to the 2017 laws
That would be popular with two people who do not always agree - Michael Rosenberg and me. Indeed, it could have wider applications to illegal calls as well as plays. There's not much we can do about it until 2027 now, but I think it might be worth thinking about ...
Is this the worst change to the 2017 laws
Indeed. That is why the Law is ridiculous - on the one hand it says "you can use this information" and then it says "but if you do we will adjust the score to what it would have been if you couldn't use the information". Why not just make the ...
Is this the worst change to the 2017 laws
Henrik, I know about Law 50E4. That is why I referred to it, though I did not quote the exact number. Of course you may get a ridiculous result if you drop your cards all over the place, or fail to follow suit, or bid out of turn, or commit ...

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